Residence permit lost or stolen

Last update: 23 May 2022

Your valid residence permit, residence document or Foreign Nationals Identity Document has been lost or stolen. Find out how you can apply for a new residence permit.

Requirements

  • Report the theft or loss to the police. You will receive a certified copy of your statement from the police. This copy has a date, signature and stamp from the authority (certified copy of the original). By issuing a certified copy, the authority declares that the contents of the copy are identical to the original.
  • Enclose a copy of the police report with the application.

Theft or loss of residence permit abroad

Report the theft or loss of your residence permit to the police in the foreign country. You need the police report to apply for a replacement. The report must be written in Dutch, English, French or German. If this is not the case, the police report has to be translated by a translator sworn in at a court. Without a residence permit, you may need a visa to be able to travel back to the Netherlands. In this case, contact the Netherlands Embassy or Consulate in the country where you are staying.

Finding residence permit again after making a statement

The residence permit is no longer valid after you make a statement to the police. So you always have to apply for a replacement. Have you found the residence permit again after you made a police statement? You must then hand in the residence permit you found again to the IND. You can do this at an IND desk, or you can send it to:

IND Bureau documents
Postbus 7025
8007 HA Zwolle

Process and costs

These are the steps in the application process for the residence permit:

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Application forms

You can apply online. You will need a DigiD with SMS verification and internet banking (iDEAL).

Online form

Online application form loss

Written application forms

Download the form if you prefer to complete the application in writing, and send it by post.